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Member Name: SparksFly
Disadvantages: Lots of entertainment news
I use the Metro (the train not the newspaper!) every week day to get to school. This journey lasts around 30 minutes and I enjoy reading this free paper to make the time pass quicker. However, my local station has a bin where the papers are kept and this is empty pretty quickly in the morning so if you're trying to find a paper later in the day it will probably be one of the scrunched up ones stuffed down the side of the seats on the train.
This paper is completely free which is why I read it mainly. I find the huge adverts obnoxious, especially when they are covering the front page, so I wouldn't pay for it if it wasn't free. It does have a wide range of articles with a nice mixture of general and world news padded out with entertainment pieces. The front page is usually a doom and gloom article or something about X Factor which can be repetitive but I understand that this is merely a reflection of modern reality. The articles aren't mind-blowingly brilliant but I do enjoy the fact that the writing doesn't offend me like most pieces you'd find in The Sun or The Daily Mail.
Overall, the Metro newspaper is nice enough considering it's free and I would recommend it if you want to read something that isn't horrendously right-wing and closed minded but isn't bulky and awkward to read on public transport like most broadsheets.
Summary: Metro Newspaper